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[movies]Unity Dow: Rethinking Africa - PopTech
Unity Dow, a lawyer, high court justice in Botswana and novelist, describes seismic generational shifts between pre- and post-independence Africans. She asks how the identity shifts of the next generation will change the dynamics of the world stage and what that means for Americans, many of whom are working with outdated paradigms in a world rebalancing.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; PopTech 2011; Business
Downloads: 95
[movies]Thompson & Cotton forgive - PopTech
The story of Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton is one of liberation and forgiveness. In 1984, Thompson testified that Cotton raped her, for which he was sentenced to life in prison. Eleven years later, DNA evidence cleared him of the crime. Thompson and Cotton went on to write a memoir together about their experience.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; Psychology; Conflict; PopTech 2010
Downloads: 19
[movies]Logan Richardson: Jazz musings - PopTech
Logan Richardson's alto saxophone compositions have been hailed by the Jazz Times as "incisive, multi-dimensional and remarkably flexible, wrapping and twisting phrases into unexpected origami shapes." At PopTech 2009, Richardson's improvisations muse on musical favorites like "God Bless America".
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; PopTech 2009; Culture
Downloads: 236
[movies]Gideon Obarzanek’s Digital Moves - PopTech
Hailed by The Australian as the country's best modern dance company, choreographer Gideon Obarzanek's Chunky Move dazzles audiences with its use of site-specific installations and interactive sound and light technologies. Obarzanek's avant-garde performances explore the tensions between the rational world we live in and richness of our imagination.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Entertainment; Art; Music; PopTech 2009
Downloads: 50
[movies]David Wax Museum: Mexo-Americana Music - PopTech
The David Wax Museum fuses traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock to create an utterly unique Mexo-Americana aesthetic.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; PopTech 2011; Culture
Downloads: 100
[movies]Logan Richardson: Improvisations - PopTech
Logan Richardson's alto saxophone compositions have been hailed by the Jazz Times as "incisive, multi-dimensional and remarkably flexible, wrapping and twisting phrases into unexpected origami shapes." At PopTech 2009, Richardson's improvisations muse on America at a critical crossroads.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; PopTech 2009; Culture
Downloads: 109
[movies]Kevin Dunbar on unexpected science - PopTech
Psychology professor Kevin Dunbar studies how scientists approach the unexpected and learn from mistakes. Over the course of a year, Dunbar's team studied the habits of four molecular biology labs. They found that those labs most successful at turning mistakes into new theories tended to be more diverse and willing to take risks.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Science; Psychology; Education; PopTech 2010
Downloads: 19
[movies]Patrick Flanagan: Robot Drums - PopTech
The one-man band, Jazari, consists of machines that play a variety of hand percussion instruments, all under the control Patrick Flanagan, who wields a custom-built controller and a Wii remote to create improvised jam sessions. After performing, Flanagan walked the crowd through the technical process of how his system works.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Entertainment; Music; Robotics; PopTech 2010
Downloads: 244
[movies]O'Connor and Ruby: More Fiddles - PopTech
Fiddle virtuoso Mark O'Connor and 14-year-old prodigy fiddler Ruby Jane Smith share the 2009 PopTech stage. Together they mesmerize audiences with the duets that play tribute to the spirit of Americana music, at times slow and melancholy, and others rousing and lyrical.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; PopTech 2009; Culture
Downloads: 232
[movies]Reuben Margolin's Kinetic Art - PopTech
First inspired by the mysterious and mathematical qualities of a caterpillar's crawl, artist Reuben Margolin creates large-scale kinetic sculptures that use pulleys and motors to create the complex movements and structures we see in nature. Margolin takes to the PopTech stage to share some of his extraordinary mechanical installations.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Design; Art; Engineering; PopTech 2009
Downloads: 45
[movies]Zach Lieberman: Interactive Art - PopTech
Artist Zach Lieberman uses interactive media to inspire - and explore the relationship between technology, performance, and the body. His recent projects include an open-source eye-tracking system that allows disabled artists to draw using their eyes and a performance that includes drawn sketches that react to a visitors' touch.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Design; Technology; Art; PopTech 2009
Downloads: 30
[movies]Siddhartha Mukherjee: The Cancer Puzzle - PopTech
Siddhartha Mukherjee's fascination with cancer is rooted not just in how to fight it, but in where it originated. Discovering almost nothing on the subject, the cancer physician and researcher wrote "Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer," that explores the history of the disease that causes one-quarter of all American deaths.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Science; PopTech 2010; Medicine; Health
Downloads: 239
[movies]Deborah Kenny's fixing education - PopTech
Deborah Kenny wants to scale the effective programs her organization, Harlem Village Academies, has produced. By avoiding previous, well-intentioned, failures and by providing teachers and students with empowering tools, she wants to get what's working for her schools in every US school--and she encourages all of us to get involved.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; PopTech 2010; Education; Youth
Downloads: 219
[movies]Stephen Vitiello: Intimate Listening - PopTech
From composing electronic music to scoring experimental videos to making larger-scale public installations that create immersive soundscapes, sound artist Stephen Vitiello invites his audience to reinterpret sound. He took us on a sonic tour of his work including recordings from a 1999 residency at the World Trade Center and his sound installation at New York City's High Line, "A Bell for Every Minute."
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; PopTech 2010; Art
Downloads: 207
[movies]Larry Smith's Six Word Project - PopTech
Larry Smith wants to know your story. Since 2006, Smith has undertaken the Six-Word Memoir Project inviting his Smith Magazine readers to tell their live stories in just six words. His six-word memoir project can now be found in classrooms, boardrooms, hospitals, churches, speed-dating sessions, and at live six-word "slams" across the world.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; Language; Culture; PopTech 2010
Downloads: 299
[movies]Gale McCullough Citizen Scientist - PopTech
Gale McCullough was looking at photos of whales on Flickr and spotted markings of one she recognized from a photo taken three years and 6,000 miles apart. She confirmed the match through marine laboratory Allied Whale's database, earning the moniker "citizen scientist" for her discovery that these whales travel enormous distances in their lifetimes.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Science; Data; Ocean; PopTech 2010
Downloads: 26
[movies]April Smith and The Great Picture Show - PopTech
April Smith and the Great Picture Show serve up an exuberant blend of vintage-inspired music that drips with emotion and grace. The group recently released their first CD, a fan-financed project called Songs for a Sinking Ship.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; Culture; PopTech 2010
Downloads: 165
[movies]Reggie Watts: Humor in music - PopTech
Reggie Watts is an entertainer who combines stream-of-consciousness improvisational comedy with music to create a wholly original experience. A PopTech veteran, Watts knows this audience well and he handled them like a pro, getting big laughs with a smart blend of sarcasm and self-deprecation during his performance.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; Funny; PopTech 2010
Downloads: 285
[movies]O'Connor and Ruby: Fiddles - PopTech
Fiddle virtuoso Mark O'Connor and 14-year-old prodigy fiddler Ruby Jane Smith share the 2009 PopTech stage. Together they mesmerize audiences with the duets that play tribute to the spirit of Americana music, at times slow and melancholy, and others rousing and lyrical.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; PopTech 2009; Culture
Downloads: 256
[movies]Susan Casey: In Awe of Waves - PopTech
Susan Casey wrote her latest book, The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean, after researching the beautiful, mysterious and terrifying behavior of waves for the past three years. Casey recounted astonishing tales of misfit waves from around the world and what drew her to confront them firsthand.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Entertainment; Ocean; PopTech 2010; Business
Downloads: 239
[movies]Tony Orrico: Choreography’s shape on paper - PopTech
Tony Orrico, visual artist, performer, and choreographer, uses his own body to inscribe geometries on paper. Through physically exhausting performances involving highly choreographed motions, Orrico explores line and shape with his actual body, creating works of visual art that record his own motion.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Design; PopTech 2011; Art; Play
Downloads: 150
[movies]Jan Chipchase: Design anthropology - PopTech
Jan Chipchase, head of research for frog Design, talks about the process behind his company's acclaimed work. Chipchase and his team spend weeks on the ground, living with participants and observing the activities and rules of their daily lives. The result is a process of drilling down to the essence of an experience before even beginning to design it.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Design; PopTech 2011; Culture; DIY
Downloads: 234
[movies]Amy Cuddy: Power Poses - PopTech
Amy Cuddy revealed that we can actually change feelings we have about our own status through the physical positions we take with our bodies. Her research participants had higher levels of testosterone and lower levels of cortisol after only two minutes in a "power pose". Cuddy asked if such findings can have wider implications for empowerment training.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Business; PopTech 2011; Psychology
Downloads: 314
[movies]Imogen Heap: Hide and Seek - PopTech
Imogen Heap plays a stripped-down version of what she says is her most popular song, "Hide and Seek." It came together by accident one night when her computer died and she was forced to look at her instruments in a new way.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; Art; Environment; PopTech 2010
Downloads: 473
[movies]OK Go's Synchronized Sounds - PopTech
OK Go's eccentricities and music videos are undeniably captivating. But there's no denying that they are incredible musicians too. OK Go took to the PopTech stage with acoustic performances of "White Knuckles," "Return," (performed with bells) "This Too Shall Pass" and "Here It Goes Again."
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; Art; PopTech 2010; Culture
Downloads: 199
[movies]amiina: Mixing it up, Iceland style - PopTech
Icelandic five-piece band amiina takes the PopTech stage with a glockenspiel, a musical saw, a couple of violins, drums, and a laptop. They got their start as the string section for the legendary Sigur Ros and have gone on to play complex music that's sweetly innocent.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; PopTech Iceland; 2012
Downloads: 243
[movies]John Legend: Wake Up - PopTech
Accompanied only by his piano, Grammy award-winning recording artist and philanthropist John Legend performs the soulful "Wake Up" and "Shine" from his album, Wake Up!, including a song that appears on the soundtrack to the documentary Waiting for Superman.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Music; Culture; PopTech 2010
Downloads: 2,395
[movies]Charlie Todd: Improv invite
Charlie Todd shares his hilarious improvisational projects that invite random New Yorkers to participate, like conducting an orchestra on a city sidewalk. "This is about me giving other people opportunities to express themselves."
Keywords: PopTech 2013; Theater
Downloads: 15
[movies]Helen Marriage: Art interventions
Helen Marriage shows how to create breathtaking, city-wide art installations in places like downtown London. "These life-changing moments, the joy that you see on the faces of these audiences, that is not a frivolity."
Keywords: Art; PopTech 2013; Urbanism
Downloads: 13
[movies]Shantell Martin's art evolution
Breakthrough artist Shantell Martin invites viewers on a tour of her unique, flowing, ever-evolving style, expressed lately through just a simple black pen. "I don't know where the pen is going. The pen is going and I am just following."
Keywords: Art; PopTech 2013
Downloads: 10
[movies]Zach Lieberman: Creative teaching
Zach Lieberman talks about teaching creativity in the information age at his School for Poetic Computation. "We are not sitting in front of a screen. We are trying to create a space for reimagining what is possible."
Keywords: creativity; Education; PopTech 2013
Downloads: 22
[movies]Erik Hersman: BRCK breakthrough
Erik Hersman shows off the BRCK, a way to connect to the Internet that is physically robust, able to connect to multiple networks, a hub for all local devices and has enough backup power to survive a blackout. "The great challenge of our time is to connect people and information."
Keywords: Design; Internet; PopTech 2013
Downloads: 11
[movies]Lisa Servon: Better banking
Lisa Servon explains how working in a check-cashing facility in the Bronx informed her efforts to improve financial services for poor Americans. "Poor people know best what they need. It is not the policy makers and the researchers."
Keywords: finance; PopTech 2013; Poverty
Downloads: 12
[movies]Dan Schulman: Financial inclusion
Dan Schulman explains how technology can help bring in 2.5 billion people from the margins of the world's financial systems. "Digital wallets are really morphing into full-service money management and movement systems."
Keywords: finance; PopTech 2013
Downloads: 15
[movies]Kevin Slavin: Debunking luck
Pioneering gamer Kevin Slavin takes the PopTech audience on a colorful tour of the history of luck in America, games of chance, gambling and mathematical formulas. "That's amazing, the idea that anything that seems to be built out of chance or instinct or luck can yield to a computational assault."
Keywords: Games; PopTech 2013
Downloads: 14
[movies]Reichert and Robertson: First in flight
Todd Reichert and Cameron Robertson show how they designed and built a sprawling flying machine that was the first human-powered helicopter to fly an award-winning 3 meters high for 60 seconds. "Impossible is nothing," says Robertson.
Keywords: Design; engineering; PopTech 2013
Downloads: 19
[movies]Joe Palca with science pioneers
Watch NPR's Joe Palca interview cancer researcher Jim Olson, materials engineer Jonathan Wilker and pioneering gamer Kevin Slavin.
Keywords: PopTech 2013; Science
Downloads: 15
[movies]Jim Olson: Tumor paint
Jim Olson invented a potentially revolutionary "tumor paint" that locates and lights up tumor cells to show surgeons exactly what to excise. "In a few years, surgeons will have a hard time going back to surgery as they did it in the past."
Keywords: Medicine; PopTech 2013
Downloads: 19
[movies]Adam Magyar: Photos of time
Adam Magyar talks about using industrial cameras and computers to photograph and process urban images that capture a moment of time and then visually expand it. He calls it the "transformation of reality by the camera."
Keywords: Art; photography; PopTech 2013
Downloads: 88
[movies]David Agus:Disease data
David Agus envisions a new era of preventative medicine based on hard data about what really ails us, and that employs research, genetics and health care designed to stave off disease before it starts. "I want doctors to be more like weather forecasters and not biologists."
Keywords: Health; Medicine; PopTech; 2012
Downloads: 61
[movies]Olivia Chaney: Harmonic lyricism
Check out a performance at PopTech 2013 by singer, songwriter and performer Olivia Chaney, complete with Indian harmonium.
Keywords: Music; PopTech 2013; Folk
Downloads: 22
[movies]Anab Jain: Designing the future
Anab Jain talks about design in a future world of insect cyborgs, mass surveillance, DNA monetization and guerilla infrastructure. "This sort of speculative work explores the remarkable potential of technology and its new experiential aesthetics."
Keywords: Design; PopTech 2013; Technology
Downloads: 38
[movies]Ellen Langer: Mindfulness over matter
Harvard psychology professor Ellen Langer discusses the surprising power of being present during everyday activities. "We have many, many studies that suggest that the limits we assume are real are artificial, and that we don't have to accept them at all."
Keywords: mind; PopTech 2013; psychology
Downloads: 105
[movies]Eric Klinenberg: Living single
Sociologist Eric Klinenberg discusses how a dramatic increase in living single is the biggest unnamed modern social trend and he deconstructs old myths about what that might mean. "Is there anything more innovative than changing the entire way in which we organize ourselves and our households?"
Keywords: PopTech 2013; youth
Downloads: 33
[movies]HEM
Watch and listen as the band Hem brings its soft, eclectic Americana sound to PopTech.
Keywords: Music; PopTech 2013
Downloads: 9
[movies]Tom Darden: Make It Right - PopTech
Tom Darden is the Executive Director of the Make It Right Foundation, an organization founded by actor Brad Pitt to build 150 green, high design homes in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward, a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Darden said he wants to take what has been a local conversation about green construction to the national level.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Design; Architecture; Green; PopTech 2010; Sustainability; Community
Downloads: 15
[movies]Dennis Littky on Big Picture Ed - PopTech
The co-founder and co-director of Big Picture Learning, Dennis Littky believes that cookie-cutter teaching fails too many students. So Littky works to make alternative, non-standardized curriculums the new standard. Big Picture now has more than 70 schools nationwide.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; Education; Youth; PopTech 2009; Big Systems
Downloads: 26
[movies]Nathan Eagle: Global mobile workforce - PopTech
Nathan Eagle is harnessing mobile phone data in emerging markets. He's launched txteagle, a program that enables the under-employed to earn money or phone credits by performing tasks on their cell phones. Through partnerships with over 220 mobile phone operators, txteagle is active in nearly 100 countries.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Technology; Africa; Mobile; Development; Business; PopTech 2010
Downloads: 30
[movies]Steve Barr Fixes Failing Schools - PopTech
According to Steve Barr, the fastest way to fix education in America would be to make private schools illegal. As the founder of Green Dot Public Schools, Barr is devoted to improving public education in blighted cities. His efforts have transformed high schools across Los Angeles into charter schools that send nearly 80% of students to college.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; Education; PopTech 2009; Urbanization; Governance; Youth
Downloads: 19
[movies]John Fetterman: Reviving Braddock - PopTech
Braddock, Pennsylvania Mayor John Fetterman is fighting for the future of his rust belt town's future. Braddock has lost ninety percent of its buildings and most of its population. Yet Fetterman's ambitious plans include repurposing abandoned lots and fostering numerous arts and community initiatives.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; Governance; Urbanization; Economics; PopTech 2009
Downloads: 26
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